There are endless different diets and weight loss methods that we can choose from these days. Some have been shown to work and others not. Some are natural, while others are very synthetic and should be avoided.
One or the other of them may work better for us than others. However, low calorie or other restrictive diets can leave us short of the nutrition we need to be healthy. If we include juices in our diet, we will provide ourselves with a large amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, live enzymes and phytonutrients that can make us feel healthy and happier with ourselves. This basic principle is something that all weight loss practitioners agree on. These juice recipes have worked before and may continue to work because it is “natural”
When it comes to losing weight, vegetable juicer recipes have a distinct advantage over fruit juicer recipes. Vegetable juices are more substantial than fruit juices. Vegetables like tomatoes and carrots can make a thicker soup, like juice, which can help you feel fuller. Drinking a vegetable juice right before a meal can help improve feelings of fullness and can also be a great option for a snack.
The recipes for fruit juicers are a lot of higher in sugar than vegetable juices. This gives vegetable juices two distinct advantages over fruit juices when it comes to dieting.
1) The sugar content of fruit juices makes them considerably higher in calories than vegetable juices. Some vegetables are called negative calorie foods. This means that the body needs more energy (calories) to digest these foods than actual foods provide us! Good examples of such vegetables are asparagus, broccoli, and dark green leafy vegetables.
2) The sugar in fruit juices will cause a rise in blood sugar levels followed by a drop that will leave us hungry and irritable.
Some vegetables can provide a diuretic effect that can discharge excess water in our cells. This can help us shift a little weight and feel less bloated. Celery and especially asparagus are diuretic vegetables. One word of caution if you juice asparagus: it will make your urine smell unpleasant! This is normal when you drink asparagus juice and is not a cause for concern!
Spicy Fat Burners
There are spices that we can mix in our juice recipes that have fat burning effects. Hot spices like chili powder, cayenne, cayenne, all spices, cardamom, and coriander have stimulating effects on metabolism. This can help us lose a few extra calories – it all helps!